Close Co Real Estate Team
Arlington Office
Close Co Real Estate Team
Close Co Real Estate Team

Licensed in VA

Arlington Office
5904 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205

About Close Co Real Estate Team
Close Co Real Estate Team

As a real estate agent, Karen’s unique ability to put people at ease and offer up the facts in a straight-forward, but compassionate way is what makes her a natural success. A true “people person,” she is able to work with people from all walks of life and truly enjoys the diversity of her clients. When working with Karen, you know she will give you the real deal.

Having lived in Arlington since 1979 with more than 35 years of experience as a local real estate agent, Karen has a comprehensive knowledge of the area and understands your diverse needs. Because she knows that this is an emotional time, she goes the extra mile to nurture and protect your financial investment.

Whether buying or selling your home, Karen is a savvy negotiator and goes above and beyond to create a win-win transaction for all parties involved. For sellers, she is relentless in getting the greatest return for your property, and, for buyers, she gets the lowest price possible for your new home. Whatever your objective, Karen always keeps your best interests at heart.

When you work with Karen, you get the benefit of extra eyes and ears! Almost everyone Karen works with will not only get Karen’s personal touch but also you will meet one of our team members so that we two people working for you. Every week we all meet and exchange information, whether it’s an exciting new listing or something one of our buyers needs. We have so many years of combined experience that we all feel very comfortable knowing we are giving you the best coverage and attention possible.

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My husband and I feel very fortunate that we met Karen several years ago. We are repeat clients as she has helped and s upported us on a number of purchases and sales. She has always been available as we discuss future plans for our real estate needs and that of other family members. She's so gracious and generous with her time and advice. It is no wonder she is one of the top real estate leaders (very top in our mind) in Northern VA. We look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Review by
Steve and Deborah Romano
There is a whole lot that goes into selling a house after owning it for 30 years. Karen Close just made everything happe n that needed to happen. And, throughout the process she remained enthusiastic, friendly and highly efficient. Added to the complexities was the pandemic. Karen's constant engagement and creative approaches kept a really fabulous buyer committed until the close. I'm not sure who the 2020 Realtor of the Year will be, but whoever it is, they just can't be any better than Karen Close and her team!
Review by
Craig Fuller, Easton, Maryland
We had worked with Karen in the past and knew her to be pretty savvy and to know our neighborhood. Karen handled our en tire sale while we were at our home in Florida and went the extra mile to take care of things that we couldn't from Florida. She provided excellent advice on what we needed to spend to prepare the house for sale and just as important, what we didn't need to spend. We ended up netting more than we expected - especially during the pandemic. iI's hard to imagine that there's an agent more capable or hard working.
Review by
Richard Colton - Arlington, VA formerly
In the convoluted and rapidly changing world of real estate, when you find someone as trustworthy and personally accompl ished and accountable as Karen Close, you look no further.
Review by
Joe Schwartz
We absolutely could not have found and bought our dream home without Karen! She is incredibly knowledgeable about the co mpetitive Arlington market and helped guide us through the home search and offer process. Along the way Karen prepared us with all of her experience and wisdom to make a quick and educated decision given the short offer window sellers are giving in this competitive market. Her local knowledge and network is unmatched in the Arlington single family home market - it seemed like every listing agent knew her by name and had worked with her before! We hope every other buyer chooses to have the same amazing experience we had with Karen.
Review by
Mark & Kristin Brindisi
Karen Close is the ultimate professional real estate broker. Her leadership in this particularly complicated, problem-st rewn home marketing and sale process was absolutely critical to its success. Karen stepped up to every road block (there were many) and figured the way forward for us, even after the sale went through. I can't thank her enough! I would recommend Karen Close and her team to anyone looking for an agent to help sell a home. Karen Close was truly a pleasure to work with. Many thanks!
Review by
Pam Mattes, Poolesville MD
Karen, was outstanding in developing a sales plan through execution of our unique property. She's the ultimate professi onal and I'd recommend her highly.
Review by
Kevin Arlington Va.
She is the absolute best of the best in every respect!
Review by
Brian and Nancy Clark
Karen is knowledgeable of the local market and has a reputation as an excellent negotiator. She took the time to underst and our needs and was always available to meet with us and answer our questions. The house was actually sold on its first day on the market. Karen was excellent at identifying interested parties who were well qualified for the purchase. Bettee-Ayn Thomas was very responsive to our needs and a pleasure to work with.
Review by
Lawrence Farrell, Vienna VA
No one knew my neighborhood and the housing market there better than Karen. And since we were moving and leaving the ho me vacant, she was able to keep an eye on it -- and did so in a most generous and gracious way.
Review by
Tom Davis, Seattle, WA
She was totally knowledgeable about the area, about how to plan and execute the sales campaign, about how to negotiate t he contract process, and about all the details that needed to be done all the way to settlement. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Review by
elliott ginsburg, arlington, va
We have worked with Karen for the past five years - we have bought, rented and sold a property. Throughout each experien ce, Karen has been extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable. We are truly going to miss her (we no longer reside in the DC area).
Review by
Cristina, Arlington
Best agent. Totally engage before during and after sale.
Review by
Roger Channing
We were extremely pleased with Karen and the work she did. The fact she is a very nice person is a great bonus alongsid e her skill and knowledge. We would highly recommend her to others looking to buy or sell in the area.
Review by
Rich and Sallie McHugh, Falls Church, Virginia
Karen got what we were looking for from the first meeting. We were house-shopping long-distance and felt we could trust her completely. Karen's guidance at every step of the process was invaluable. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home with an experienced ally at your side.
Review by
Rebecca Cole, Arlington
Branden was extremely knowledgeable about the market. He helped us identify key improvements that would help our townho use sell. He also had many contacts in the building industry that made it easy for us to be cost effective in making our improvements. He was professional, polite and always available. The buyers broker was very complimentary about Branden's handling of the sales process. We had complete confidence that Branden would get the best price in the shortest period of time. Century 21 New Millennium has a very good reputation for sales and service It could not have been better!
Review by
Robin Laird, Alexandria
Branden did an amazing job listing our property. He uses the latest up to date technology and social media. He is very personable and friendly. I enjoyed working with him and would definitely do so again.
Review by
Sheryl, Manassas Virginia
Branden helped me sell my home in a very short time and made me feel comfortable and taken care of throughout the proces s. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to painlessly sell a home in the DMV area!
Review by
Jael Behar, Reston
Branden spent time with us over the last year helping us understand each neighborhood and setting us up for success for when we found our ideal home. He was excellent in helping us put together an aggressive offer that would win against other highly competitive offers. He really went above and beyond to make sure our family got the home we wanted. Outstanding service!
Review by
Mark (Alexandria, VA)
Branden Beasley was amazing to work with. From start to finish, he was very knowledgable, friendly and professional. I w ill recommend him to anyone looking to sell a house in this area. As he predicted, the house sold, above asking price, in one day. If you want an energetic, hard working agent, call Branden Beasley.
Review by
Michael Dobbs, Alexandria, VA
Karen is the ultimate real estate professional. I recommend her without reservation.
Review by
Jeff Goodman
Karen is friendly, upbeat, knowledgeable, and professional. She's no nonsense, determined, and responsive. I would wor k with her again and recommend her to friends and acquaintances.
Review by
David Stoudt, Arlington, VA
He is always ready to help out and go the extra mile!
Review by
Peter Kallin
In our opinion,Karen is simply the best agent in the country! She is very responsive, knowledgeable, professional and a good negotiator. We were buying during the holiday season from out of state & she handled everything for us including scheduling for a painter & electrician! We’re very happy with their work. We would wholeheartedly recommend Karen Close to anyone looking for either a listing or buying agent. We have used her in multiple transactions, Karen Close is the BEST!!!
Review by
AiChoo and Peter Healey, Austin, Texas
Branden Beasley is a hard-working and very professional agent. He goes over and above the call of duty for his clients. His knowledge of real estate and the climate in Alexandria, make him a valuable tool for selling your home.
Review by
Kim Garten, Herndon, VA
Karen is a seasoned agent and knows how to close a deal. She has deep and expert knowledge of the market - all segments and consistently offers insights that inform the client on how best too position their property in a sale or a buy. She also understands the process that leads to a closing, so your interests are well served. And she is tireless. She works weekends, evenings, holidays morning and night. We don’t ever need to chase for status reports when we are in the hunt to buy or sell. She is simply the best. Hopefully she will be available for you. ACH and PFH
Review by
Peter Healey, Northern Virginia and Austin, Texas
It was critical she had a network. Karen was always there providing good advice when needed. Very understanding of my situation and timing of selling my house. It was a pleasure working with Karen. A top notch professional realtor. Great!!!
Review by
Michele Dupre. Alexandria VA
We interviewed several agents an were impressed by Karen's positive attitude and her ability to listen to us and underst and our needs. We had one contract fall through, but Karen was ready with a second offer at nearly the same price. She helped us remain positive about the prospect of a successful sale throughout our interactions with her. Valerie Burke , Karen's assistant, was uniformly responsive and helpful whenever Karen was unavailable. We initially planned to put our home on the market a year earlier, and when we decided to delay, Karen remained engaged and encouraging while we considered a new sales timetable.
Review by
Rob Abbot and Claire Cifaloglio, Arlington, VA
Karen Close is outstanding! We have moved several times and have a good perspective on the quality and performance of ma ny Realtors. Karen is far and away the best we have seen. There is a real difference between a competent Realtor and what I would call a "professional real estate advisor". Karen is truly an experienced "professional real estate advisor". Her level of professionalism, focus, market knowledge and strategy were unmatched in our experience. We viewed Karen as a true partner whose interests were fully aligned with ours. We would highly recommend Karen Close to anyone, and would be pleased to provide a reference at anytime.
Review by
Rob & Micki Ward
Karen was fantastic! She sold my house a week after helping me buy another home and right after I began working with her . I had a bad experience with another realtor before switching to her. She was proactive, aggressive and got good deals worked out based on what I wanted.
Review by
Jennifer C , Falls Church
Karen was outstanding to work with. She understands the market and the sale process, is respectful and patient, and has a keen business sense that translates to good recommendations.
Review by
Brian Mistysyn
She and Betty-Ann are the best twosome in real estate.
Review by
Timothy Adams Florida
Very professional and knowledgeable organization and sold my condo in a record seven days...can't say enough good things !!
Review by
Ann Hill Thorntonn, Gainesville, VA
Bo Bloomer helped guide my family through the process of home buying, which was not an easy task, given the diverse need s of a young new home buyer and her know-it-all (but not really) parents!
Review by
Tamara Molina, Arlington, VA
I have worked Karen on many occasions, I would never select anyone but Karen. Whether buying or selling, her expertise i s solid as she stays up with the market and what it takes to get the job done! Karen's team is hand picked and promote Karen's values and work ethic. She is simply the best agent. I work in the real estate business and know and work with a lot of agents that are very good but Karen is the best. It is that simple!
Review by
Teresa Lindsey, Alexandria Va
Karen Close and Bo Broomer were excellent and sold our house quickly. They were always available and ensured everything went smoothly. The other resources (photography and staging) were excellent. Thank you!
Review by
Karen Cook, Arlington, VA
Karen is highly regarded in the Arlington community....very knowledgeable about the area, comps, proper marketing strate gies and ability to work well with clients and other agents. She is a very good listener and always open to to discussing ideas or concerns. Karen Close did an excellent job throughout the marketing and sale of our home...she was a delight to work with from start to finish. . Thank you, Karen
Review by
S. G. Bethesda
Branden did a great job from beginning to end. He went above and beyond to make our offer look as good as possible with little work on our end. He was always just a text or phone call away and got answers for us promptly. He gave us sound advice for the locations that we were looking at in a 'crazy' market.
Review by
Lance and Christina Carino, McLean
Karen was excellent, helped advise of us homes coming onto a very tight market. Always responsive and available day or night to take into account our hectic schedule.
Review by
Paul, Arlington
Karen did a great, super job finding us the house we wanted.
Review by
Hamilton, va
If you're looking for a partner in the journey that is purchasing a home look no further than Karen Close. Her attention to our interests was evident from outset, her insights and knowledge of the area were outstanding, her work ethic was refreshing, and her sound counsel through the process was greatly appreciated. Top marks for Karen.
Review by
Aaron & Carol, Arlington
I previously work with Karen when buying the property I just sold. Her professionalism, assistance throughout the proce ss, kindness, and extensive knowledge made working with her again a no-brainer. Given the experience I had selling my property, choosing Karen and her associates at Century 21 New Millenium was the best decision I could have made. Karen and her associates were excellent in every aspect. I do not believe I would have had such a positive or timely outcome with anyone else. Should I ever need a Real Estate agent in the area again, or should a friend need a recommendation, I will without a doubt go to Karen.
Review by
Molly Brugge; Houston, TX
top rated professional who handled the entire transaction with professionalism at every phase of the process.
Review by
eddie fritts
Branden had our interests at heart and knew what we wanted from the beginning. Three brokers were recommended by our mo rtgage broker, Gregory L Kundinger. We chose Branden because he had great knowledge of Potomac Yard and the Alexandria area, and lots of energy and enthusiasm for his work. Kim Beasley was very sweet and professional.
Review by
Chris, Alexandria, VA
Our agent, Karen Close, is outstanding. She has many years of experience in real estate in the area and knows the marke t inside and out. She was always available, patient and pleasant to work with. Overall she did a great job of negotiating the purchase of our new home and the sale of our house, and knew exactly how far to push to get what we needed. We would highly recommend Karen to others looking to buy or sell homes in the Northern Virginia area.
Review by
Bob Rappaport, Arlington
Kim was AWESOME to work with! Understood my needs and wants completely. Love workingredients with Kim. My family an d I thank you very much!
Review by
Jin Lee Burke, VA
Karen Close was great to work with! She knew the market and was able to help us with every step of the process. Karen was always available for calls or emails and was always patient with our questions and concerns.
Review by
Jennifer Stowe, Fairfax, VA
I've worked with Karen Close on four transactions, and she's simply the best. She's caring, smart, responsive and savvy . We had some difficult housing requirements and Karen was determined to help us achieve them without compromising. She takes the time to understand your needs, your wants, your budget, the market and how to get you to your goal. Best yet, she's fun to work with.
Review by
Jennifer Myers, McLean
Karen did an amazing job helping us navigate a sale and purchase. Her knowledge of the local market is unmatched. Her c ourteousness and always available attitude make her a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Karen to anyone considering buying or selling in Arlington and the surrounding areas.
Review by
Justin Britt and Stacey Stump, Arlington
Karen helped us sell our house when we were transferred overseas & helped us buy a house when we we transferred back to Virginia. We are now retired in Austin, Texas. However, both our kids work and live in the DC area so we decided to buy a condo in Arlington. Since we had 2 great experiences selling & buying with Karen, we did not hesitate to call Karen again to help us with the purchase of the condo. She's very professional, knowledgeable, a good negotiator & excellent at her job. We highly recommend Karen, she's one of the best agents in the US!!!!!
Review by
AiChoo & Peter Healey
I was very pleased with the experience working with Branden. He was professional, acted in our best interest, and made the process manageable. When we thought the seller's agent was making coming to agreement difficult, Branden found a way to get us to Yes.
Review by
Carol Kachadoorian, Washington, DC
Karen clearly knows her profession and artfully guided us every step of the way with confidence to a successful result i n a very timely manner.
Review by
Roger Snelling, Arlington, VA
Karen's ability to connect with the other broker in the transaction was critical, the most important criteria when selec ting a broker. Karen impresses with her rare combination of professionalism and personal warmth.
Review by
Steve Novelli, Arlington
Karen Close is a lovely person and makes you feel comfortable immediately upon meeting her. I met Karen nine years ago when I started my search to purchase a home. I had relocated to VA from MA and was completely overwhelmed! She knew exactly what I was looking for after only a few minutes. I bought the first place she showed me. So when it was time for me to relocate back to MA and sell the house she helped me find nine years earlier, I immediately contacted Karen. I completely trust her judgment and her knowledge of the marketplace. She did EVERYTHING to make the process of selling my home as stress free as possible for me. I wouldn't work with any other broker.
Review by
Dawn Manchester
Karen Close was the listing agent for the house we are now selling. That was over 20 years ago and we were impressed wi th her at that time. Karen is an outstanding agent with an extensive knowledge of the local market and provided excellent advice when a bidding war developed on the condo we just purchased. She's always available and consistently pleasant to work with. We have complete confidence in her.
Review by
Bob Rappaport, Arlington, VA
Karen Close has represented us in four sales in Northern Virginia and has been a delight to work with. She is very prof essional and has the pulse of the market and really gets results. A smart busienss woman who works really hard for you - thank you, Karen. Strongly recommend her as a Top Realtor in Northern Virginia. Linda & Alan Rogers
Review by
Linda and Alan Rogers Arlington & McLean, VA
Karen Close was superb! She was compassionate and understanding of reasons why I was selling and buying my home. She was my advocate throughout this whole process. I have had agents in the past (for other properties) and KAREN was above all the rest! I am so thankful that she was my agent. She truly had my best interest and honestly, there needs to be more agents like her!
Review by
C. Dussing
Karen was professional and very attentive to detail both in selling our house and assisting us with our purchase. Her kn owledge of the industry and local area was the best and truly helped us in completing this transaction. She is a delight to work with and we will be friends now going forward!
Review by
Sharon Tallent, Arlington VA
Karen was amazing! She was fantastic to work with - she sold our house in less than 2 weeks to a great young family. W e highly recommend Karen Close.
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Arlington
My husband and I were new to the market and Karen helped us to learn the market and find a home that we will love living in. We looked for close to 8 months and Karen was informative, supportive and patient throughout our process. Then, in a competitive bidding situation, Karen guided us along a path that eventually landed us the contract. We will absolutely recommend Karen to others in need of an agent, and would love to do business with her again ourselves (although we don't plan on leaving our fabulous new home any time soon!).
Review by
Courtney and Mike
I found Karen to be a unique blend of pragmatic and professional, on one hand, and warm and personable, on the other. As I mentioned earlier, she was persistently upbeat, which a seller needs--selling a house is more difficult than I had thougt. At the same time, she was frank about the market value of the house and what I needed to do to prepare it for sale. This meant that my expectations were realistic and in line with the outcome.
Review by
Melinda Smale, Nellsford, Nelson County, VA
Karen is well known in our area and for good reason. She is phenomenal. The whole process couldn't have gone better. S he's great.
Review by
Gerard Baynham | Arlington, VA
*I have dealt with Karen Close and Bettee-Aynn Thomas for 15 years and would not use any one else!
Review by
Teresa Lindsey
Karen Close knows the business and has the patience of a saint. She helped us find the right house for our needs at this time.
Review by
Kenny Robinson
I don't know if it would be possible for me to put into words how much I enjoyed working with Karen. She helped find me my house and it was a no-brainer when deciding who I would use as my sellers agent. Karen's attitude, work ethic, friendship and overall personality are reasons I loved working with her and if I had been staying in the area would have worked with her again in a heartbeat. She made the process so easy and calmed my always present nerves. She is the gold standard and sets the bar for what anyone would want in an agent. There is no one else I would have wanted in my negotiating court other than Karen. She fought for me and I am more than confident got me a great deal. She also went above and beyond in dealing with my house fixes and closing since I had moved out of state and was unable to travel back. She is a godsend and I wish she would move to Texas so she could find me my new home and the sell it when needed. Karen was amazing to me as I dealt with the process from afar. I was no longer in state but she listened to me every time I would call and explained everything to me clearly and in detail. I always felt welcomed by her and that she genuinely loved what she was doing. I know she does and it shows in every aspect of her job. We should clone her.
Review by
Emily Rauch, Alexandria Va.

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